Au Pair in the USA


Au Pair or Nanny in the USA

Keen to live in America as an au pair and explore the amazing sights and sounds on your weekends and days off? We’ll get you prepared for the best USA work abroad experience as an au pair!

A huge place to explore – New York, Broadway, Boston, New Orleans, Disneyland, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Hollywood and sunny California, Colorado and Texas – to name just a few famous sites.

Watch baseball, basketball and gridiron football. Enjoy great food and shopping. Make many new friends, from all over the world.

Included: return airfare from Australia to the USA and comprehensive health insurance

Our au pair host families come from all over the USA, but mostly in the big cities and towns, East and West coasts, where you can join networks of other au pairs to make new friends – New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Colorado Springs…

Families are carefully selected, with lovely homes from luxury apartments in Manhattan to large Texas ranch estates. Live-in with your host family for an authentic American experience.

We offer you the opportunity to have a quality American au pair job fully organised in writing before you leave home.

We will guide you through the entire process – application, family interviews, visa, flights – and make sure you find your dream USA family, so you have full peace of mind before you leave Australia. You can pack your bags and say goodbye to family and friends at home, knowing everything is already taken care of.

It is our 100% placement guarantee

  • We match your dream family requirements and introduce you to as many host families as needed until you are 100% confident you’ve found your perfect family!
  • We’ll advise – and advocate for you – on the very best pay and conditions you can negotiate to ensure your time away is the best it can be.
  • Our families not only offer the best conditions, they treat their au pair / nanny the best as well! They will include you in family life and take time to get to know you as a person.
  • We offer 24 hour – 7 day a week local support throughout your placement, from your dedicated in-country support expert.
  • Sound exciting? It is! Our applicants rave about what we do.
Au Pair in the USA

When can I go to the USA as an Au Pair?

Placements for 12 months are available all year round.

If you aren’t ready to go home, you can extend your stay for a further 6, 9 or 12 months!

There are four levels of program:

  • Au pair – most popular placements
  • Au pair plus – been an au pair before
  • Premiere au pair – qualified in childcare
  • Educare au pair – minimal childcare experience

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Au Pair USA

  • Work 30-45 hours per week childcare and light housework
  • Attend a short course of your choice for a few hours per week in a local US college. Attendance only for the cultural experience – no exams.

What you receive:

  • Your own comfortable furnished bedroom, all meals
  • Weekly pay: US$195.75, as regulated by the US State Dept
  • 1 ½ – 2 days free time per week
  • Two weeks paid vacation, plus 30 days to travel after your placement
  • Return airfare to the USA from your nearest international airport in Australia, at no cost to you! (provided you complete your 12 month placement and attend your chosen course and au pair social events)
  • Option to attend our New York ‘Au Pair Orientation Program’ packed with helpful information and plenty of sightseeing
  • Basic medical insurance with the option to upgrade
  • Attendance costs of your chosen college course, up to US$500
  • T-shirt, Welcome Pack, local events, and more…

Am I eligible:

  • Single females and males aged 18 – 26, non-smoker, Australian passport
  • Have 50+ hours of childcare experience eg babysitting, teaching, tutoring or coaching
  • Completed secondary school or equivalent (Cert II or higher in any field)
  • Have a strong sense of responsibility and a positive attitude.

Cost:

Application Fee: A$150

Placement Fee A$1150 Incredible value – includes:

  • Return airfare from Australia to the USA (subject to completing 12 month placement)
  • Basic health insurance with option to upgrade
  • Option to attend our Au Pair Orientation Program in New York

Au Pair Plus

  • Work 30-45 hours per week childcare and light housework
  • Attend a short course of your choice for a few hours per week in a local US college. Attendance only for the cultural experience – no exams.

What you receive:

  • Your own comfortable furnished bedroom, all meals
  • Weekly pay: US$215 (as regulated by US State Dept)
  • 1 ½ – 2 days free time per week
  • Two weeks paid vacation, plus 30 days to travel after your placement
  • Return airfare to the USA from your nearest international airport in Australia, at no cost to you! (provided you complete your 12 month placement and attend your chosen course and au pair social events)
  • Option to attend our New York ‘Au Pair Orientation Program’ packed with helpful information and plenty of sightseeing
  • Basic medical insurance with the option to upgrade
  • Attendance costs of your chosen college course, up to US$500
  • T-shirt, Welcome Pack, local events, and more…

Am I eligible:

  • Single females and males aged 18 – 26, non-smoker, Australian passport
  • Been an au pair for a year in another country
  • Have 50+ hours of childcare experience eg babysitting, teaching, tutoring or coaching
  • Completed secondary school or equivalent (Cert II or higher in any field)
  • Have a strong sense of responsibility and a positive attitude.

Cost:

Application Fee: A$150

Placement Fee A$1150 Incredible value – includes:

  • Return airfare from Australia to the USA (subject to completing 12 month placement)
  • Basic health insurance with option to upgrade
  • Option to attend our Au Pair Orientation Program in New York

Premiere Au Pair

  • Work 30-45 hours per week childcare and light housework
  • Attend a short course of your choice for a few hours per week in a local US college. Attendance only for the cultural experience – no exams.

What you receive:

  • Your own comfortable furnished bedroom, all meals
  • Weekly pay: US$255
  • 1 ½ – 2 days free time per week
  • Two weeks paid vacation, plus 30 days to travel after your placement
  • Return airfare to the USA from your nearest international airport in Australia, at no cost to you! (provided you complete your 12 month placement and attend your chosen course and au pair social events)
  • Option to attend our New York ‘Au Pair Orientation Program’ packed with helpful information and plenty of sightseeing
  • Basic medical insurance with the option to upgrade
  • Attendance costs of your chosen college course, up to US$500
  • T-shirt, Welcome Pack, local events, and more…

Am I eligible?

  • Single females and males aged 20 – 26, non-smoker, Australian passport
  • Have a qualification in childcare or teaching, OR two consecutive years of full time childcare experience
  • Have 200+ hours of childcare experience with under age 2
  • Had a driving licence for at least 1 year
  • Have a strong sense of responsibility and a positive attitude.

Cost:

Application Fee: A$150

Placement Fee A$1150 Incredible value – includes:

  • Return airfare from Australia to the USA (subject to completing 12 month placement)
  • Basic health insurance with option to upgrade
  • Option to attend our Au Pair Orientation Program in New York

Educare Au Pair

  • Suitable for applicants with minimal childcare experience.
  • Work up to 20 – 30 hours p/wk childcare of school age children and light housework
  • Attend a short course of your choice for a few hours per week in a local US college. Attendance only for the cultural experience – no exams.

What you receive:

  • Your own comfortable furnished bedroom, all meals
  • Weekly pay: US$148.81 (as regulated by the US State Dept)
  • 1 ½ – 2 days free time per week
  • Two weeks paid vacation, plus 30 days to travel after your placement
  • Return airfare to the USA from your nearest international airport in Australia, at no cost to you! (provided you complete your 12 month placement and attend your chosen course and au pair social events)
  • Option to attend our New York ‘Au Pair Orientation Program’ packed with helpful information and plenty of sightseeing
  • Basic medical insurance with the option to upgrade
  • Attendance costs of your chosen college course, up to US$1000
  • T-shirt, Welcome Pack, local events, and more…

 

Am I eligible:

  • Single females and males aged 18 – 26, non-smoker, Australian passport
  • Have 50+ hours of childcare experience eg babysitting, teaching, tutoring or coaching
  • Completed secondary school or equivalent (Cert II or higher in any field)
  • Have a driving licence
  • Have a strong sense of responsibility and a positive attitude.

Cost:

Application Fee: A$150

Placement Fee A$1150 Incredible value – includes:

  • Return airfare from Australia to the USA (subject to completing 12 month placement)
  • Basic health insurance with option to upgrade
  • Option to attend our Au Pair Orientation Program in New York
Au Pair in the USA

Testimonial

Karyn in the USA

Hi! Everything in the USA is going really well. It has been a very busy few weeks. A day after arriving in New York we headed to Florida for 2 weeks – it was a lot of fun (and tiring with 4 kids!) with being able to swim most days. It has been a shock to the system with how cold it still is in New York and we’re supposed to be in spring! Then after our time away i got pretty ill. But the family was really understanding and helpful coz i couldn’t get out of bed for 2 days. Then to top it off i fell down a flight of stairs!! So things have just been getting better since then 🙂 Skype has been the best thing to keep in contact with my family. It’s hard to believe that i really am on the other side of the world!! NYC is just a 30 minute train ride for me so i have been to the city every weekend. There is so much to explore. My weeks vary coz the kids have different activities each day and with an 11 month old his schedule changes every day – so between me and Kelly we seem to get every done. Well that’s about it for now.

Testimonial

Elle in the USA

I’m so happy that I picked the agency JCR to work with on this adventure, you all have been so great and supportive and I would recommend your agency to anybody in a heartbeat 🙂  I will definitely be sending you all updates.

Recent USA family placements

Enthusiastic and caring nanny/au pair required for family with 3 sons in New Jersey (short trip from downtown New York City)

US $196 (A$282) p/wk working 12 noon – 7 pm Monday – Fridays.

A typical day would involve feeding our youngest child (age 1), putting him down for naps and taking him on walks. When the older boys return from school, au pair/nanny required to arrange afternoon activities and oversee homework. Other duties include dinner preparation, helping the children with baths, tidying up their rooms and washing the children’s clothes.

The nanny would be included in family life and holidays. The family love spending time outdoors, cooking and going to the theatre.

Large home, au pair’s bedroom and private bathroom on a separate level from family.

Recent USA family placements

Active au pair required for a busy family with 3 children in San Francisco

US $196 (A$282) p/wk which includes full board and lodge and your own furnished bedroom and ensuite. 35 hours per week with some evening babysitting

We want an au pair/nanny who loves sports, being outdoors and skiing. Duties: drive the children to school, play dates and activities as well as cook the children’s meals.  Great location – explore California in your free time.

How to be an Au Pair in the USA

Find out everything you need to know about becoming an au pair in the USA.

  • Visa information
  • Program requirements
  • Role description
  • Host family information